A bunch of rice graphs

From a whatsapp group discussion today. Sharing because why not. Nigeria Rice yields per hectare Nigeria and Thailand Rice yields per hectare. Nigeria Rice harvested area Nigeria rice production India, Nigeria, Thailand, and Vietnam rice production in millions Do what you want with that information. Source: FAOStat (http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QC) Advertisements

Is Lagos the best place for ports?

The president is in Lagos this week to, amongst other things, flag off the construction of a deep sea port in Lekki, Lagos. Of course there are two other major ports in Lagos and no one needs reminding about the congestion at Apapa. There have been a couple of discussions about why all the ports… Continue reading Is Lagos the best place for ports?

Much ado about the foreign reserves + Extras

My article in the guardian yesterday was about the central bank’s foreign reserves, what it means, and why we care about it. You can read it online here. Two things I did not mention in the article due to space constraints. First, its great that the foreign reserves are much higher than the lows we saw… Continue reading Much ado about the foreign reserves + Extras

Mitigating the risks of collapse: Preparing for potentially unfortunate events in 2018.

The story of the current state of the Nigeria economy is not news. After over a decade of relatively strong economy growth, the economy hit headwinds, triggered by the collapse in the price of crude oil. The result of the crash was a recession, the first in two decades, combined with deterioration in the macroeconomic… Continue reading Mitigating the risks of collapse: Preparing for potentially unfortunate events in 2018.

Toxic economics and politics: the black panther edition

SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have not seen the black panther movie and plan to then you should probably not read this post. Or maybe watch it first then read. In case you are too lazy to read this afterwards then the TLDR summary is this: the economics and politics in Wakanda are really bad and… Continue reading Toxic economics and politics: the black panther edition